Uber to introduce driverless taxis to CR?

Thursday was a historic day in the future of transportation as a company called nuTonomy began a driverless taxi service in Singapore. Uber in cooperation with Google has been experimenting with a similar service, which could be headed to Costa Rica before too long.

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Dog poop very bad in Palmares

In 2015, a study by the National University (UNA) found that eight parks in Alajuela had gastrointestinal parasites courtesy of all the dog feces. Palmares had the worst problem. Consequently, a campaign is being launched to educate pet owners on the importance of picking up after their pets. A proposed bill would also fine pet owners if they do not comply.

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Banco Nacional admits punishing paper

Under oath before an investigative committee Thursday, Banco Nacional general manager Juan Carlos Corrales admitted cutting advertising to La Nación for running stories unfavorable to his bank. He claimed the stories were accurate but not balanced, which jeopardized the bank’s operations.

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Other symptoms of depression

We tend to think of people who are depressed as sad, crying and even suicidal. But psychologists say there are lesser known symptoms that cause cognitive dysfunction including the inability to focus or accomplish jobs that were easy to finish in the past. Dementia, they say, is sometimes confused with depression.

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Desamparados invests in security cameras

Rocked by shootings and drug-related crimes in recent years, the municipality of Desamparados is investing nearly $500,000 on 40 security cameras that will be positioned in 18 strategic locations to keep an eye on crime from a police monitoring center.

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Red taxis backing off after public outcry

The red taxis could not have come up with a better way to self-destruct than the last traffic blockade that was a public relations nightmare. Taking their fight against Uber to the streets angered everyone including many drivers themselves. Union leaders say they will now focus on a more civilized approach: the development of internet applications to fight Uber at its own game.

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